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Be Thankful

We are less than a week from Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays and it's not just about the food. Giving thanks is an opportunity to reflect on all that God has done for you. Being thankful is an important trait in the life of a Christian. Here are a few verses to remind us of the need of thanksgiving:
  • 2 Corinthians 9:11- You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.
  • Colossians 2:7- rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.
  • Colossians 3:17- And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
  • Ephesians 5:4- Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving.
  • 1 Timothy 4:4- For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,

This Sunday, I would like to invite you to bring an item that represents something reminds you to give thanks. It might be a picture. It might be a gift that you received. It might be a book. Whatever the item is, I would also invite you to place it on the altar during the service. It is my hope, that this exercise will remind all of us of how much we truly have been blessed and that, as Paul reminds us, that our mouths are filled with thanksgiving.

This Sunday is also our annual Thanksgiving Lunch following the morning service. Bring a dish to share and invite a friend to join you. It's going to be a great Sunday of worship, fellowship, and thanksgiving!